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Brighton, UK

November 9-11

Taiji Sword Year 2018!

5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form & Sensing-hands: Part 2

五段太極對練劍 + 覺劍

with Sam Masich


Saturday-Sunday: 5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form & Sensing-hands 五段太極對練劍 + 覺劍

The 5 Section Taijiquan Partner Sword Form (Wuduan Taijiquan Duilian Jian) brings a new dimension to both sword study and to taijiquan partner training. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the many fascinating skills particular to the sword and learn to apply their understanding of taijiquan core-principles in new and dynamic ways. In China, masters of the sword (jian 劍) had a profound effect on almost every aspect of life and were instrumental in shaping the country's history, folklore and performance culture. In terms of self-cultivation, the sword master sees one edge of the weapon as cutting through worldly folly and the other as cutting through self illusion. As we learn the form we will also deepen our practice of the sensing-sword.


Friday night: Sensing-hands & Sensing-sword 覺手覺劍

On Friday night we will review the basic skills of sensing-sword in the context of sensing-hands. Sensing-hands develops the ability to 'listen', 'understand' and 'receive' and these qualities are directly transferable to jue-jian.


Either a wooden or a metal sword is okay for this class. Please bring a both if possible. 


Upon completion of the full three-part course (including Feb. 16-18 -5 Section Taijiquan Solo Sword class-), students will receive a certificate acknowledging the training.


Times:     Fri. 6-9pm. Sat/Sun 10:00am-5:30pm
Cost:       Full weekend £185. Sat/Sun only £155. Fri. only £40

              If paid before Jan. 30: Full weekend £175. Sat/Sun only £145. Fri. only £35.
Location: Middle Street Primary, Middle Street, Brighton (The entrance gate is the tall green one opposite Oasis on Middle Street.)
Contact:   Simon Robins 

               07825 410967 / 01903 369501


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